a gift that lasts a lifetime

[tweetmeme source=”storylinePR” only_single=false]I introduced reading to my daughter at an early age.  Perhaps it is because of my line of business, but I have witnessed firsthand how reading creates a strong foundation for children. Word recognition, comprehension abilities, listening skills and self-confidence building are all fostered through the reading experience.   It is a proven fact that children who develop a love for books and reading have a better chance at success in school and in later life.

That’s why storylinePR is supporting the Ottawa Citizen Raise-a-Reader campaign whose goal is to increase awareness and raise money for children’s literacy programs in Ottawa.   This years’ Ottawa Citizen Raise a Reader Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, 2010.  All funds will to be distributed to charities with family literacy programs through the Ottawa Citizen Literacy Foundation through the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

For me, I find the greatest benefit is in the parent/child reading experience itself.  It comes from the cuddle, the bonding, the joy of the moment and witnessing the learning process.  If you’re a parent, I’m sure you can understand that sentiment. No matter how crazy my business is, I always take time to ready to my daughter, every single day.  Instilling a love of reading in a child is giving them a gift which will last a lifetime!

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